Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner began his 2019 Eastern Regional 250SX championship campaign with what many would consider a perfect day at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Forkner began by qualifying fastest in practice. During the night show, he captured the holeshot in the second heat race and jumped out to an early lead, opened a gap on the competition, and crossed the finish line in first place. In the main event, Forker once again grabbed the holeshot and led wire to wire in the 20-lap main event to achieve his first victory of the 2019 season. Forkner heads into the next round at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with a three-point lead in the championship standings and the point leader’s red plate.